Odyssey characters

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Alcinous

king of the Phaecians, to whom Odysseus tells his story

Odysseus

Hero of the odyssey

Calypso

sea goddess who loved Odysseus

Circe

(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine

Zeus

The king of the gods

Apollo

Greek god of light

Poseidon

Father of the One eyed man

Athena

god who helped Odysseus fight the suitors

Polyphemus

the Cyclops who imprisoned Odysseus

Laertes

father of a hero

Cronus

father of the king of the gods

Perimedes

tied Odysseus to the mast

Eurlyochus

He talked the men into killing Helios cattle

Tiresias

blind prophet

Persephone

Queen of the underworld

Telemachus

son of the hero

Sirens

sea nymphs who lured sailors to destruction with their songs

Scylla

sea monster of gray rock

Charybdis

Monster in the form of a giant whirlpool

Hermes

messenger of the gods

Eumaeus

friend of Odysseus who fought with him against the suitors

Antinous

Hit the beggar with the stool

Eurynome

Penelope's maid

Penelope

tests our hero.

Eurymachus

tries to convince Odysseus to let the suitors leave

Amphinomus

suitor killed by the son

Argus

lived to see his old master

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